DUTY, DESIRE AND WHERE TO DRAW THE LINE
As a Texas Ranger, it was Jesse Ryder's duty to protect her. As a man, it was all he could do to avoid the temptation of Avery Travis. The Snake Eyes Killer was on Avery's trail, but the independent deputy didn't want Jesse's help. And he couldn't blame her; he had walked away from her the night she'd offered him everything.
Avery knew Jesse would always think of her as his best friend's little sister. However, she was fully capable of taking care of herself…and knowing what and who she wanted. Their lives might be in jeopardy, but the true tragedy would be to never have one more chance with the sexy Ranger.
Chilling, breathtaking action, mixed with the culprits evil insanity, and horrid torture. Not only is the matters the hunter is using horrible, but the after effects so frightful, I couldn't help but admire the hero and heroine, to be able to go on, and keep on after him.
The suspense, action, the danger, deaths, and the near impossible task Avery and Jesse are facing, left me gasping. The horror, the scare is palpable, and constantly present. There's not a moment you could relax, and forget what could be happening any moment. The Snake Eye Killer's breath is on them, his eyes seem to be everywhere, his reach unstoppable. His malice grim and ghastly, ways to torture unthinkable, yet creative.
The history between Jesse and Avery isn't easy. The pain of past actions, the words said, and left unsaid, have made a wall in-between their easy friendship. They fit so perfectly together, work seamlessly as a team together, the chemistry is strong, positive, and supportive. They know each other better than themselves, the kicks, the irks, the pleasures. But the hurt and anger is standing there, like a third person in the room, and hindering them to open up, honestly face the past, and move on from it. And as they fight against the madman, maybe the opportunity to make it all good again, will never rise.
It took me a moment to get into the rhythm of the story in the beginning, but after that, I felt like I held my breath in horrid fear through the tale. The danger is steadily there. There's no escape, no running from it. The angst and pain lingering around Jesse and Avery takes the turmoil into another level, as well. You want them to find each other again, romantically, but mostly you just hope they stay alive for the next scene. Both Jesse and Avery are easy to like, relate to. They are loyal, honorable, steadfast, and kind. I loved Avery's family's reaction to them as a couple, and I was cheering for them both professionally and personally, to end up as champions.
From distressing and harrowing, dark moments of danger and fear, nail biting action and moments of sure death, to sweet, tender, fragile romance, that will fill your heart and make you smile.
~ Four Spoons with a teaspoon on the side
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me